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Preparing your trip to Osijek: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. There is no international airport in Osijek, so the easiest way to get here is by train through other major Croatian cities. Osijek is also connected to many other towns of the country by regular bus service.
2. The most interesting areas for tourists are Gornji Grad and Tvrda where most of the city's attractions are located. Here you can also find the most popular hotels and regional cuisine restaurants.
3. It's best to explore touristic areas on foot, as the sights are at every step here. Many streets of the historical district are pedestrian and closed for traffic.
4. The main form of public transport in Osijek is trams, which can take you to any area of interest. Tram tickets can be bought in vending machines at a bus stop or directly from the driver.
5. Travelers who are limited in time and want to explore the main city attractions briefly should use the local trams too. Routes number 1 and 2 run through the most interesting areas. Copyright
6. The city has few upscale hotels, but there are very interesting options among budget ones. Particular attention should be paid to hotels occupying historic buildings. The highest concentration of such hotels is presented near the fortress.
7. The largest tourist information office in town is located on Zupanijska Street. Here you can get city maps showing the city attractions, as well as up-to-date guidebooks.
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8. Active tourists should never ignore Cetratour center on Ruzina Street. Its specialists organize walking and cycling tours in the picturesque surroundings of Osijek.
9. Gourmets should pay attention to floating restaurants and cafes. Here they can try specialties from the freshest fish supplied by local fishermen.
10. Although the city has quite a lot of bars and nightclubs, most of them close before midnight. Bars located in the historic area are usually open until 11:00 pm.
11. Osijek offers a comfortable climate: in summer, the average air temperature is +21°C. Negative temperatures are rare even in the midst of winter.
12. Beer lovers will have the opportunity to check out the oldest brewery in Croatia. It is called Osječko and has been operating continuously since 1687.
13. A common mode of transport in the city is the bicycle, which is clear from numerous cycling paths laid across the city. Tourists can rent two-wheelers at one of the rental stations or directly at the hotel.
14. It will be interesting to visit Osijek during major religious holidays when the city always holds magnificent entertainment programs. The largest celebrations are timed to Christmas and Easter.
15. A beach equipped on the riverbank in summer will be a perfect spot for those looking for comfortable rest. You will find it, as well as an outdoor pool, on the other side of a pedestrian bridge.
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Croatia: travelling advices

7. Large amounts of money and original documents are best kept in a safe in the hotel. Croatia is a fairly safe country. However, you can meet with a pickpocket in busy tourist places. The Croats are rather slow, which affects the rhythm of the life. They readily respond to requests and agree to fulfill them tomorrow, but such a promise, as a rule, remains a promise.
10. Croatian men have a fervent temperament and often show an increased interest in young women. In order not to get into embarrassing situations, you should avoid walking alone.
11. If there is no tip included in the bill, you must leave something for a waiter and a barman. The amount of tips is 10%.
12. When buying goods in Croatian shops, which are worth more than 500 local kuna, the buyer has a right to ask for a tax free check and return up to 22%. To get it, it’s necessary to apply with a check and a receipt to a specialist at the customs office. … Open
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